Four IFBB disciplines -Men´s Games Classic Bodybuilding, Men´s Physique, Bikini and Fitness- will be a part of the next 2018 South American Games that will be held in Cochabamba (Bolivia), in its 11th edition. Organized by the General Assembly of the South American Sport Organization (ODESUR), this Games are the most important sport event in the area and will register the participation of 14 South American and Caribbean countries.

President Santonja took the opportunity to meet with the president of the Bolivian Olympic Committee, Dr. Marco Antonio Arze Mendoza, during the ODESUR General Assembly, and render thanks about his support for the presence of IFBB in Cochabamba 2018, joining other 35 sports. Dr. Marco Antonio Arze is, as well, president of the Bolivian Basketball National Federation and has been the president of the Sports State Assembly of Cochabamba, during the period 2008-2016.

Picture: Dr. Marco Antonio Arze Mendoza, president of the Bolivian Olympic Committee, with Dr. Rafael Santonja, in the ODESUR General Assembly.


We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website www.IFBB.com on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled